Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cedars-Sinai’s chaplaincy program puts spirituality on the medical charts

“These are moments that are very sacred, but you might not recognize the sacredness of the moment because of the bells and everything going off. And if you stop and have someone help you do a life review or make … Continue reading

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Religion and mental health: Exploring ideas about God may be integral to finding healing

“When it comes to mental health, the aspect of religion that matters the most is the nature of one’s relationship with God,” the 2010 Baylor Religion Survey concluded. The survey found that prayer, religious affiliation and activity — the longstanding … Continue reading

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Forced to Choose: Nursing Home vs. Hospice

An older person, someone who will die within six months, leaves a hospital. Where does she go? Almost a third of the time, according to a recent study from the University of California, San Francisco, records show she takes advantage … Continue reading

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The 2,000-Year-Old Wonder Drug

“The data are screaming out to us. Aspirin, one of the oldest remedies on the planet, helps prevent heart disease through what is likely to be a variety of mechanisms, including keeping blood clots from forming. And experts believe it … Continue reading

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High Tech, High Touch: Why Technology Enhances Patient-Centered Care

Dr. Lawrence Rosen, M.D. writes:  “Patients want high-tech doctors. But they also want more face-to-face time, more personal connections; let’s call it “high-touch” care. The 21st century buzzword is patient-centered care (PCC), defined by the Institute of Medicine as “care … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to get a flu shot

It’s never too late to get your flu shot. Those of us who opted for flu vaccine earlier this fall are hopefully already protected, and it looks like this year’s vaccine is a good match for the three types of … Continue reading

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Your Feelings Are Your Feelings and You Are Entitled to Them

“As a professional chaplain, I know better than to assume anything! I never assume that I understand what a person is going through let alone feeling. I also never assume to know what they mean when they use a word … Continue reading

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